The Rimol Environmental Centre was nominated to receive the 2017 Innovation Award.
A disposal revolution
At the Rimol Environmental Centre, material can be disposed of, decontaminated or both. Materials that previously had to be transported by ship half-way around the Norwegian coast can now be recycled here.
The Rimol Environmental Centre includes a large hall where materials are chemically decontaminated. The material is first fed in to a high-tech decontamination facility where they are mixed with water and flushed under high pressure. The material and water is mechanically separated into seven different fractions; rocks, coarse sand, cable sand, shingle, filling and the residue from the finest particles, “slurry”. Flocculants are added to the water used in the decontamination process. This is done in order to neutralise contamination and remove heavy metals. The leftover slurry after the mechanical decontamination is finally chemically processed in our decontamination hall.
Rimol Environmental Centre